Why Choose Erie?

Erie, Pennsylvania combines small-town charm with big-city opportunities. Located on the shores of Lake Erie, it is Pennsylvania’s fourth largest city and its only Great Lake city port. Centrally located, Erie is within two hours driving time to Cleveland, Buffalo and Pittsburgh. Erie is known for its affordable cost of living, four-season climate, year-long recreation, natural beauty and vibrant arts community. And, there are no traffic jams!

Residency highlights

  • Night float system which eliminates long duty hours
  • Exceptional training in pediatrics and obstetrics 
  • Strong adult medicine and subspecialty education
  • Osteopathic Recognition
  • Unopposed primary care residency giving the residents major responsibility for most hospital patients
  • Elective Sports Medicine Tracks
  • Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship with numerous opportunities for residents’ event coverage
  • Residents can choose either an urban/suburban or rural site for their continuity practice
  • Family practice is well respected and the largest department at Saint Vincent
  • Close working relationship between residents and faculty that is both mentoring and collegial
  • Resident input in decision-making vital to the curriculum and overall success of the program
  • Full-time medical technologist helps all graduates achieve office laboratory director certification

Our academic affiliations include:

  • Drexel University College of Medicine
  • Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Pennsylvania State University, Hershey Medical Center
  • Temple University School of Medicine